The One O'clock Canon

Ian Brockbank

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Hi Robb,

> This dance has been a familiar favorite with the San Gabriel Valley
(Southern
> California) Branch. Many were sad when its three-year term on our annual
> list of dances finally expired. (Of course it can always be brought back
> again in some future year.) It's an outstanding dance!

Wow - I hadn't realised it had caught on that well! Glad you enjoy it.

> (We never did see the corrupted cues to which Ian refers. But since we
have
> our own annually produced branch cuebook, it's not likely that our own
folks
> would have gone elsewhere looking for cues.)

I hope my original mail didn't come across as too "do my dances exactly to
the instructions or else". Thinking back I was afraid it might have done.
I don't mind in general if my dances pick up minor variations in
interpretation and phrasing. It's just that this change is awkward, and
completely misses the point of the dance (that everyone does the same thing
32 bars apart in a 64 bar dance). On the other hand, if you find any of
my instructions unclear, I'm delighted to answer questions. I reserve the
right to reply "I don't mind" or "that movement is deliberately ambiguous
in phrasing", however...

Many (drifting towards "some" - must get round to putting dances from the
last 5 years or so up...) of my dances are at
http://www.scottishdance.net/dances/ . And I will get round to putting
together a book. Honest! Anyone got any round tuits they could spare me?

Cheers,

Ian Brockbank
Edinburgh, Scotland
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http://www.scottishdance.net/

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